CHURCH: 5 things to read for thinking Catholics

by Rose Marie Berger “It is not that the Gospel has changed, it is that we have begun to understand it better … the moment has come to discern the signs of the times, to seize the opportunity to look far ahead.”–Pope John XXIII On Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII (“Good Pope John”) opened … Continue reading CHURCH: 5 things to read for thinking Catholics

RACISM: Catholics and racism – from examination of conscience to examination of culture

By Maureen H. O'Connell While public outcry about the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin gathers momentum on social networks and in various public demonstrations around the country, it does not seem to be weighing too heavily on Catholic consciences. A cursory Web search does not yield much by way of statements by Catholic leaders or … Continue reading RACISM: Catholics and racism – from examination of conscience to examination of culture